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November 26, 2019

Ep. 150- Heart and Hustle But No Finish, with Rob Maddox

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Saints went to the Emirates to face a struggling Arsenal team on Saturday. Saints really only failed in two areas. They failed to finish. They failed to finish their chances, which would have put the game out of sight and they failed to finish the game.

The point taken from Arsenal feels like two dropped instead. A point away against a perennial top-6 contender should be seen as a good thing, but the win was there for Saints to take. To claim as their own, and instead, they blew it in the end.

Joining me to discuss the match this week is Rob Maddox. Rob is no stranger to the show and it was a pleasure to speak with him about Saints near win, even if we did it so soon after the match we can’t help but feel it was points lost.

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Thanks for all of your support over the last 150 episodes (150 weeks) of the show. It’s been a wild ride- ok, mostly just steep drops, but hey- and I’m looking forward to more. Hopefully, you are too!

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Matt

November 19, 2019

Ep. 149- Taking a Break, Having a Laugh, with Carl Anka of the Athletic

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This has been a wonderful break, although it’s been of the International variety. England qualified for the Euros, Davo missed a penalty, Tadic suffered a last-minute heartache equalizer against Ukraine, though he scored his penalty, and the US redeemed itself against Canada. A lot has happened, but only glancing at scores and watching highlights has been a welcomed reprieve from what Saints have put me (and us) through the past few weeks. Now, I think I’m ready to get back to it. Dare I say I’m looking forward to Arsenal this coming weekend in the under-achieving, should be better than we are but can’t figure out a coherent system manager derby.

Over the break, I had the chance to speak once again with the Atheltic’s Carl Anka. With no specific match to talk about we had plenty of time to discuss some listener questions, in addition to the few I had lined up for Carl. One of the things I wanted to make sure and address was what, if any, changes had Carl noticed since arriving to cover the club. Since he’s new to the scene (sort of, I guess) and focused on the club for his work, how have moods and things shifted since the start? Who, if anyone, has been vocal or has had a somewhat noticeable change in demeanor?

After that, Carl and I run through your questions, have a laugh so we don’t cry and the hour+ we spent on Skype flew by. I hope you enjoy the show this week, and if you aren’t familiar with Carl’s work there are a few links below to get you caught up with what he’s been doing around for the Athletic recently. If Carl’s voice sounds familiar, he’s a regular panelist on the Totally Football Show and is one of the hosts of the Parts Unknown Wrestling Podcast. Links are below for those as well.   

  • Carl Anka on Twitter- @Ankaman616
  • Why Carl is “All In” on Southampton- LINK
  • Athletic Sign-Up (LINK)
  • He also does Wrestling- Parts Unknown Podcast- APPLE PODCASTS
  • Ep. 144 with Carl Anka- Initial interview with some more info about the Athletic, etc.
  • Affiliate Athletic Link- I subscribe to The Athletic. If you click here and sign up, I get credit. Cheers.

 

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Matt

November 12, 2019

Ep. 148- It’s a Shame, Things Stay the Same, with William Porteous of “The Name”

Timeline: 

  • Intro- 2:10

  • William joins the show- Welcome and Film Talk- 7:27

  • Saints Talk- 38:20

  • Outro- 1:14:45

Saints failed, for the 4th time running, to avoid a loss at St.Mary’s. It wasn’t 0-9 this time, but in all honesty, it wasn’t that much better. After going down early Saints simply meandered, seemingly directionless and without much passion, towards halftime. Saints started with a back 3. The same back 3 that stood so firmly for so long against Manchester City just a week ago, but by allowing the early goal, and with Stuart Armstrong stuck in as a Right Wing-Back, it was all going wrong for Saints.

Halftime brought changes and the Boufal created Saints first shot just moments after coming on. He then provided the assist for Danny Ings. After that, Saints settled back into the all-to-familiar and slowly let the game slip away from them. Richarlison eventually gave the visitors the lead, and Everton secured their first away win of the season. The result has left Saints in the relegation zone and Saints fans particularly flummoxed.

That’s the context for this week’s show. Another poor performance, another relegation fight, another match where the players seem to be coasting, another season where the manager doesn’t seem to know his best side. It’s crushing to all of us, and it definitely makes doing things like this show harder.

This week, though, I’m joined by a familiar voice. Not to this show, but around the Saints FC community. He’s appeared on the Saints FC Podcast, The Ugly Inside, on this week’s Total Saints Podcast and here. He writes and talks he gardens and he’s all around just pretty great. We spend a lot of this week talking about his new film, The Name, written by William and shot in a single day in three locations in England. It’s a lot of fun and well worth 20 minutes of your time. William and his team have more coming and we discuss that as well. We discuss pretty much everything because I did not want to talk about the match, but we eventually did.

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Matt

November 5, 2019

Ep. 147- Pep’s Peeves, with Jake Hughes and Allen Gunn of St. Mary’s Musings

In case my brother downloads or see's this, Happy Birthday. I love you.

 

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Saints’ schedule this past week is exactly what Halloween Nightmares are made of. Two trips to the defending champions in less than a week just after a 0-9 thrashing at the hands of the Leicester City. Seems like Saints were in for a beatdown of epic proportions. The midweek match came and went, with City moving on in a match that left much to be desired on most accounts. Saturday, however, was a different story. Solid, resilient, and efficient with their shots, Saints held City scoreless for 70 minutes. With Pep absolutely fuming to the point he was running sprints and warming up on the sidelines, City broke through to go level and eventually found a winner from Kyle Walker. Heartbreak for Saints, but there are a lot of different things we can (and do) say about the week. Joining me to do that are Jake Hughes (@JJHughes_) and Allen “I swear I’m not related to Angus” Gunn (@a_gunzy) from St. Mary’s Musings (@stmarysmusings). We talk shop, Saints, have a laugh and answer a couple of questions. If it’s possible, I’m perhaps too comfortable chatting with them, but oh well.

Be sure to visit stmarysmusings.sbnation.com to keep up to date with Saints through Jake, Allen and the rest of the team. 

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Until next time, cheers.

Matt